Doran, John

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    Introduction
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    Speaks about Irish and German names that have changed pronunciation and spelling.
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    Gaelic used by the Irish people who didn't have any written language. Speaks about storytelling being handed down as they had no written language. Discusses war with England and war with Argentina, Germans, and comments on the "mentalities" of these groups.
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    Speaks about his hobby on researching the Irish (briefly), and connections to the Lost Tribes of Israel.
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    Speaks of the Irish Doran family and when they came to Prince Edward Island. Speaks of the Irish famine, Wallace, and the rebellion against England.
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    Speaks of Fort Augustus (District/Parish) and Fort Augustus in Scotland, and the Scots/Irish battle in 150 AD. Reflects on history: Roman, Greeks, Irish and Scots and their days of glory.
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    Side A ends
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    Side B
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    Speaks of Belfast, and how the different groups buried their dead (Irish, Catholics). Mentions penalties from the Belfast Riot.
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    Speaks about elections during that time and what groups were elected, also tensions in the area.
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    Speaks of ships built in Vernon River. Tells a story of an Irishman whose sheep was stolen.
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    Discusses the fighting, at picnics and tea parties, with bare hands. Recalls the story about his uncle who killed his horse.
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    Speaks of the Irish and alcohol addiction, and an incident that involving drinking.
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    Briefly mentions Bishop Francis Clement Kelley, who fought in the Spanish-American War.
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    Speaks of a harp that came from Ireland, and discusses heirlooms and things the early settlers may have brought with them from the old country.
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    Talks about area where his ancestors were from. Discusses his mother's side of the family. Speaks about Dromore, making moonshine, and a strawberry business.
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    Discusses his cousin McGuirk, a fighter. Recalls a story about an incident where she defended him from two men.
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    Mentions about Father Brady, and Bill Raymond, a former professor at St. Dunstan's University, can offer more information.
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    Observes that the older Irish women were bossy and that the Irish mothers were overly protective.
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    Talks about Iona and Fort Augustus farms and lands. Mentions where he went to school. Speaks about the Irish disadvantage in terms of land, and being self-sufficient. Recalls his Dad being in Boston, and the system of oppression.
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    Speaks about his grandfather fishing illegally for smelts, which had multipurpose uses. Smelts used in meals and as a source of income.
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    Speaks of mussel mud farming.
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    Tape Ends